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Season 3 Episode 5: A Day in My Life: Respecting the user’s choice (Privacy Engineer)

May 26, 2021 EWF - Rising Leaders Season 3 Episode 5
NextExec - EWF
Season 3 Episode 5: A Day in My Life: Respecting the user’s choice (Privacy Engineer)
Show Notes

In this episode, Alicia chats with Divya, a privacy engineer at Google. Divya talks about the different manifestations of the role of a privacy engineer and how her work is an amalgamation of different disciplines such as philosophy, legal, policy, theory and systems. Hear about the technical considerations that are in scope as part of respecting the user’s choice in designing products and services. 

Guest:

Divya Sharma is a Senior Privacy Engineer in the Search and Assistant Privacy Engineering team at Google. Previously, she has held roles as privacy engineering lead for Google AI Healthcare Research and for Google Assistant, as part of the Central Privacy and Security team. Her research interests lie at the intersection of privacy and security, explainability, applied machine learning and human‐computer interaction. 

Prior to Google, Divya was part of the Technology Associates Program at Thomson Reuters where she worked on the `Privacy by Design' initiative and as part of the Applied ML Research team. Divya completed her PhD at Carnegie Mellon University, specializing in data privacy and security.

Host:

Alicia Villalpando is a Sr. Data Privacy Analyst at Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE).  Alicia supports various privacy initiatives across the organization, including the implementation of a privacy management platform and localized data subject rights processes.  Prior to joining SPE, Alicia worked as a privacy associate for a large toy company where she worked on GDPR preparedness and privacy certification for IoT products.

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